Kitwe Bids Farewell to SA Accident Victims

Three of the 11 accident victims who died in a Bus accident in South Africa from Kitwe have been put to rest at Chingola Road Cemetery in Kitwe.

The procession started with a funeral service at United Church of Zambia St Margret’s with hundreds of mourners turning out to pay their last respects.

Martin Bwalya, 40, Sylvia Silungwe, 44, and Mildred Kachinda, 39, were the three accident victims from Kitwe.

Minister of Mines and Mineral Development Richard Musukwa who represented government said the loss of lives through an accident was painful and a loss to government.

He said the deceased had contributed greatly to the country’s economic growth with their business activities that also promoted cross border trade.

“We offer our condolences as government, I want to urge all of you to ensure that as we take the remains of our colleagues to their final resting place, let’s mourn our dear colleagues in dignity,” he said.

“Cross Border Traders, the skills and business entrepreneurship which our sisters and brothers were engaged in is a means to promote food security at family level. As government we have put in strategies to promote small scale business enterprise to grow and ensure there is food security in our homes.”

The three have since been put to rest at Chingola Road Cemetery.

President Edgar Lungu declared a day of National Mourning for the deceased with the Lusaka funeral graced by acting President Inonge Wina.


  1. Wise Leader

    RIP Gallant Heroes, May God Comfort The Berieved Families

  2. Alfred mukelabai


  3. kizito Bwalya

    May their souls rest in eternal peace.


    May their souls rest in peace will meet

  5. chabivee

    Comment may their souls rest in eternal peace

  6. peace maker

    very condolences their soul rest in peace

  7. Pierre card

    Rip dear brother and sisters

  8. Gerald siachisandu

    Sad development may there souls rest in peace

  9. muntungwa

    Rest in peace my children.

  10. charles kabati


  11. Sydney sinkala

    Comment.too bad rip dear freinds. god is with you.

  12. stern


  13. Uncle Bizzo

    Very sad moments, may their souls rest in peace

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